Published on 21.08.2011 - Crossing the Arctic Ocean
Sébastien Roubinet and Rodolphe André have touched land on 12 August arriving at Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse. Their attempt of crossing the Arctic Ocean during the summer months is now over.
Before finally sailing on the Arctic open waters on 10 August, the two frenchmen had to zigzag between the ice floes. Every night, they had to choose a solid ice in order to anchor Ti Babouche on it.
They have had also a serious fight against a bad ice drift. And quite often the ice pans were so interlaced and impossible to sail on that they had to sail between them. At the end, they had no more computer to send photos because of their batteries. They had taken the right decision to abandon their try.
Finally, both sailors are not too disappointed because they have taken the decision to try once more next year or the year after and, considering that perspective, the adventure they had just lived these last weeks is of course the best training they could ever have.